10 ways to be the best babysitter

Before you assume babysitting duty, our columnist suggests you arm yourself with these tricks to make it a fun time for all.

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Kids just want to have fun, especially when spending time with a babysitter. Parents primarily want their kids to be safe. And therein lies the challenge for grandparents who have secured the babysitting gig: finding the perfect balance between delighting grandchildren while pleasing their parents.

Master the challenge——and be the best babysitter ever——by considering the following tips from seasoned babysitting grandmas.